|Written by Michelle Allan|
Bet on NCAAFCollege football fans have a special treat for Thursday night as two of the top teams in the Big 12 North will get together for a NCAAF betting matchup on ESPN. College football handicappers are looking to see if Nebraska can overcome the recent NCAAF betting dominance of the Missouri Tigers and take control of the North.
Missouri has beaten Nebraska handily in the past 2 college football seasons and humiliated the Huskers on their home field last year. Mizzou was expected to be facing a rebuilding NCAAF betting campaign but instead looks to have reloaded. Nebraska is methodically improving under second year head coach Bo Pelini but has struggled against quality college football betting opponents on the road.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have a college football record of 3-1 straight up and 4-0 against the spread. Nebraska’s only loss was in week 3 at Virginia Tech 15-16 in which they covered the college football number as 5.5-point dogs. The loss was a tough one in that the Huskers had the game seemingly locked up only to let the Hokies off the hook.
Nebraska enjoyed a strong college football bounce back win last week at home against Louisiana Lafayette 55-0 as 30-point chalks. Quarterback Zach Lee passed for 238 yards and a TD in the win last week and Roy Helu rushed for 83 yards and 2 scores. Nebraska has gone under the total in 3 out of their 4 games this year. Nebraska ranks 9th overall in scoring and is number 1 in the nation for points allowed.
The Missouri Tigers have a college football record of 4-0 straight up and 3-1 against the spread. Mizzou last played at Nevada on September 25 in a Friday night ESPN game and beat the Wolfpack 31-21 as 7-point chalks. Quarterback Blaine Gabbert threw for 414 yards and 3 touchdowns in the win.
Mizzou has split against the spread in their 2 college football home games this year and has gone under the total in 3 out of 4 games. The Tigers rank 15th in all of college football for scoring and are a much improved 21st in points allowed.